Performance Matters

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How are visitors experiencing your website across different devices and geographies? How could you improve it? And what would that be worth to your business?

Join us on Thursday 11 May for our free annual Performance Matters event and learn how to deliver a faster, more effective website for all your customers.

• Hear from world-leading web performance experts about how they’re helping to improve online experiences

Blink and you’ll miss it – Building a Progressive Web App with HTTP/2 – Dean Hume (

Too Hot To Handle – Optimising for Low-Powered Devices – Simon Hearne (NCC Group)

Experts from Thomas Cook, GHD and COOK share their solutions to real-world performance problems

Closing keynote from Andy Davies

…and much more

• Share ideas with your peers

• Come away with new knowledge and skills to help you make your website faster across devices.

As always, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for networking and socialising.

We'll even have a number of experts on hand to help you through your web performance challenges.


Dean Hume -

Author, Blogger & Google Developer Expert

Dean Hume is is passionate about web performance and regularly writes articles based on all things software development on his blog at: His previous speaking engagements include Velocity Conference, Fluent Conf, OSCON, Apps World and UpFront Conference.

Andy Davies

Associate Director – Web Performance, NCC Group

Andy helps clients to understand and improve the performance of their websites. He’s been helping to deliver faster user experiences since the late 1990’s and has a wide range of experience across a number of industries.

Andy wrote The Pocket Guide to Responsive Web Performance and is also the co-author of Using WebPagetest.

Simon Hearne

Senior Performance Expert, NCC Group

Simon splits his time between helping clients improve their web performance and working on projects to help people visualise the impact of slow performance. Simon studied artificial intelligence and web science before joining NCC Group.

Both Andy and Simon are regular speakers at web performance events all over the world, including O'Reilly's Velocity conference.

James Walker - Redspa

Founder and Developer

James graduated with a Masters Degree in Avionic Systems Engineering from Bristol University in 2002. After he left university he worked as a freelance developer. His growing client base led him to set up Redspa in 2010. The business has since grown into a full service digital agency specialising in developing unique solutions for exciting brands, covering everything from brand identity and graphic design through to highly technical e-commerce solutions, mostly covered by their in-house team of developers and designers. Over the past 15 years James has been instrumental in consulting, designing and developing IT systems and websites for a diverse client portfolio, many of which are now instrumental in running multi-million pound businesses.

Brian Hogg - Thomas Cook

Head of Digital Platforms

Brian is the Head of Digital Platforms at Thomas Cook, responsible for building a platform capable of powering all of the company's e-commerce sites across the UK and Europe. With 30 years’ experience in the travel industry, across retail, corporate, consolidators, tour operators and airlines, Brian has seen huge change in the industry and is using his experience to help Thomas Cook keep up with ever changing consumer behaviour in the digital space.

What is Performance Matters?

NCC Group’s annual Performance Matters event brings together like-minded individuals with an interest in web performance. We’ll have a great line up of guest speakers, live demos, presentations and Q&A sessions. The event gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge, discuss hot topics, network with your peers and learn from some of the world’s top web performance experts.

What people said about Performance Matters 2016

"Your best event so far."

Spencer Hudson, Internet Technical Solutions Manager, GHD

"The event was really informative and a credit to NCC Group."

Colin Ross, Head of Digital Operations Assurance, NS&I

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